This panel features ten films that have been produced within the last year by a series of talented young filmmakers and recent graduates from the master’s program in Visual Anthropology at University of Southern California. These films cover a wide range of topics (from Drag Kings to Veterans suffering from PTSD) and concern a diverse array of social communities. They are primarily filmed in California. While these are finished pieces, some of them are also works in progress in the sense that the filmmakers are working to turn them into feature films. There will be time throughout the day for discussions with the filmmakers.
Organizer: Professor Cheryl Mattingly, Department of Anthropology, University of Southern California
All presentations Saturday 9-5 in GFS Room 222
9:00 - 9:45 Sabrina Skau “Los Villanos”
9:45 - 10:45 Ted Woods “Homecoming: Conversations with Combat PTSD”.
10:30 - 11:45 Brittany Gates "Something Funny."
11:45 - 12:15 Candice Rusch “Where the Heart Is”
1:00 - 1:45 James Watson "Twixters"
1:45 - 2:15 Nicole Miyahara “The Making of a King”
2:15 - 2:45 Bianca Hernandez “Central Seasons”
2:45 - 3:15 Rachel Jones “The Altarmakers”
3:15 - 3:45 Michelle Sullivan “Why We Burn”
3:45 – 4:15 Jazmin Ontiveras "Lowcura: The Creation of Family in Chcano Lowrider Cars Clubs."
4:15-5:00 General Discussion with Filmmakers/Anthropologists